We live in a world when it is becoming increasingly difficult to disconnect. If you are like me, then you are an internet inhabitant and mobile monster. In cyber lingo, you are wired 24×7. In essence, if you are away from your desk, the mobile phone will have your emails delivered in your hand – almost an instant postman. And not to forget some of us, who are now guilty of carrying two cell phones as if one was not enough.
And the icing on the cake is to keep up with Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. The already converted ones blog, tweet and update FB either a couple of times a day or atleast once a day. Add up all this activity and you are fa perfect case of Social Media Distress.
Here are the 3 steps reduce social media stress:
1. Take a Break - At the max, we can process information for 4 hours if you continuously stare on our computer screens. It is important to get away from the screen to take a break. Try to go for a walk, listen to music or do any activity that relaxes you. I am sure when you get back to your screen you will ready to fire up your laptops.
2. Eat Healthy - A good meal is not only good for your body but it also re-energizes you. For those who cannot imagine a world without internet, energy and stamina to work on the laptop is vital. So, keep the energy flow on and try not to gulp lunch while sitting in front of your screen.
3. Get moving – For some of us, strain in your eyes is a constant. Best way to avoid eyes pain, body pain or headache is to move. You get to benefit from stretching your muscles and feel the endorphins rush which also has a positive impact on your mood.
Social media and its demands are not going away. If anything, future hold more such tools, sites and devices that will consume our time. We need to learn to become effective in using these machines and tools while keeping our best asset (HEALTH) intact to reap long term benefits from our passion for social media
—Contributed by Deepika Bajaj, President and Founder, Invincibelle, LLC and co-founder, ActiveGarage (the company behind 99tribes). Deepika is also the author of the book DiversityTweet: Embracing the growing diversity in our world and Pink and Grow Rich:11 Unreasonable Rules for Success You can follow Deepika on Twitter at invincibelle